[ale] SUSE package manager and install empathy
greg.freemyer at gmail.com
Tue Feb 15 17:04:14 EST 2011
On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 10:59 AM, Narahari 'n' Savitha
<savithari at gmail.com>wrote:
> Here is what I have done, not sure if this is a good idea or not.
> I went to yast, software, software repostories and added
> as a repository
2 big problems there:
1) 11.4 is currently in pre-release status. It comes out next month.
2) opensuse update repos are for security patches exclusively
So, all you have in that repo is a test security patch. It really is just
about useless. In general you will not want use "update" repos to do from
For a full distribution of packages, drill down into:
Note that 11.4 is designated 11.4 RC1. As in release candidate 1. I would
stay far away from that if I were you.
I then went to command line and typed zypper update (as root)
Zypper update says for each package, look in the repo it came from and see
if there is a newer version available. If so, update it. For this purpose
the main distro repo and the matching update repo are considered the same
thing. So Zypper update should pull down the latest security patches.
Alternatively, you (yast online update) will also pull down the latest
security patches, but that is all it will do.
If you really want to do a full distro upgrade from SLED to openSUSE 11.3 as
an example. You would add the 11.3 distro repo and the 11.3 update repo,
then do "zypper dup" dup means distro upgrade.
But if you do that you will no longer be running SLED!
> Not sure if doing this on SLED is a problem or not
No, just user error so far. Sorry :(
> I am expecting that this is like editing /etc/apt/sources.list and typeing
> apt-get update (or upgrade )
I don't speak apt, so I have no idea.
If you really want to do a full distro upgrade, you should read:
But again, if you do that you will no longer be running SLED.
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